Pharisburg, Ohio

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Pharisburg, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Pharisburg, Ohio is located in Ohio
Pharisburg, Ohio
Pharisburg, Ohio
Location of Pharisburg, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 83°18′13″W / 40.34528°N 83.30361°W / 40.34528; -83.30361
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Union
Elevation[1] 951 ft (290 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43040
Area code(s) 937
GNIS feature ID 1061536[1]

Pharisburg (originally known as Pharisburgh) is an unincorporated community in Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 40°20′43″N 83°18′13″W / 40.34528°N 83.30361°W / 40.34528; -83.30361Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 83°18′13″W / 40.34528°N 83.30361°W / 40.34528; -83.30361,[2] at the intersection of Ohio State Routes 4 and 347, about two miles west of Magnetic Springs.[3]

Pharisburg was platted in 1848 by Allen Pharis.[4] The community derives its name from the Pharis family.[5] The Pharisburg Post office was established as the Pharisburgh Post Office on April 25, 1840, but was discontinued on October 24, 1845. It was reestablished on September 7, 1848, and the name was changed to Pharisburg Post Office on March 26, 1892. The Post Office was finally discontinued on April 15, 1908. The mail service is now sent through the Marysville branch.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pharisburg, Ohio
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, 78.
  4. ^ Durant, Pliny A. (1883). The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county; its townships, towns ... Chicago: Beers, W. H., & co. p. 427. 
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 109. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pharisburg Post Office